When I first got hands-on with the Linner NC50, my expectations were quite low. After all, it’s a £50 ANC earphone – surely it can’t be that good?
Once I started using the NC50, though, it quickly became clear that I was quite wrong – for £50, the NC50 is frankly a bargain.
For one, the overall sound is very good, with a lean and well-balanced sound signature that reminds me somewhat of Sennheiser’s HD 600 headphone. No single area dominates, so those looking for a really bassy sound may not enjoy it, but for me the overall balance and clarity of sound is very pleasing.
Coming to the noise cancelling feature, I was also very impressed here. Despite being an earphone – thus requiring smaller microphones than ANC headphones – the noise cancelling still works very well. I used the NC50 on my flight to Las Vegas and the low rumble of the engines was almost completely eliminated – it was great!
Lastly, battery life. I got about 10 hours from the NC50 with ANC enabled. This is pretty solid so I cannot complain – most Bluetooth earphones without ANC last between 12-14 hours, so I reckon 10 hours with ANC is a good deal.
All in all, the Linner NC50 is a remarkable product. Not only does it sound very good for a £50 earphone, but it also offers surprisingly capable active noise cancelling technology, while battery life is a solid ten hours. For £50, I don’t think it gets better than this.
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- Excellent sound quality.
- ANC is actually very effective.
- Battery life is around 10 hours with ANC enabled.
- MicroUSB charging port instead of USB Type-C.
KitGuru says: If you’ve been wanting to try some noise cancelling headphones, the Linner NC50 is an excellent product at an affordable price. I don’t often say this, but they have really surprised me with their overall quality – a fantastic product for the money.